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Halo’s Story Campaigns (Xbox 360): Are they embarrasing?

Following on from our previous report, which informed you about Crysis 2 writer Richard Morgan and his comments about Modern Warfare 2, the writer has been at it again – this time launching an attack on the story mode campaign within the Halo games on the 360.

As reported from VG247, Morgan identified Halo’s boring characters as a prime reason for his outburst, adding that ‘cheesy lines’ attributed to a shocking story campaign.

When speaking to Nowgamer, he had this to say: “The reason that its fiction doesn’t work has nothing to do with the fact that you don’t get to see Master Chief’s face, it’s because of lines like ‘Okay … I’m gonna get up there and kill those guys.”

You can’t knock the guy for stating his opinion. He also has some serious pedigree in the Crysis franchise – but what do Halo fans think about this?

Do you agree that the campaign mode is a bit embarrasing, or do you think Morgan has got it completely wrong? Halo has always been about the multiplayer anyway, in my opinion.

Give us your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Chris

Obviosly the crysis writer has some serious chip on his shoulder regards the fact the 2 games he's having a go at are vastly more popular than the ones he's written for. But as the saying goes "An empty vessel makes the most noise", maybe he's jealous or just miffed that there are lots of writers more talented than him, or maybe he's miffed with the consumers who are not buying the products he's worked on. At any rate I don't think anyone in the industry will be hiring him soon to collaborate on their projects, especially with an attitude… Read more »

freddie
freddie

but it did have superb online though

freddie
freddie

Dont tell me you didnt think sergeant Johnsons face was fugly when you first saw him when he looks at the chief in Halo 3, the charecter face models are horrible. And why were the hunters and grunts on your side in Halo 2 but not 3, again this is left to the books, I buy the game for the game, I dont want to have to buy a book released after the game that Bungie created primarily to fill in pot holes they couldnt be bothered to fill in in the games. The only essence of a decent story… Read more »

freddie
freddie

O yea this is where the game's books come in, apperantly all of the covenants ships had a gigantic epic battle at high charity. The WHOLE of the covenant's huge armadas just all bundled into one awesome battle with the flood and brutes on high charity and elites. The books never even talk about that they mention it like once and once in Halo 3 when one of the Arbitors allies tells him where the rest of their fleet is. Arbitor: "BUT WE HAD A FLEET OF THOUSANDS!?" Random elite guy "Alas, the flood, it has evolved" So the whole… Read more »

freddie
freddie

Adam Burn its short sightedness to NOT be able to see why the camapign in Halo 3 took a back seat. It is one of the most shortest campaigns of an FPS EVER and the shortest in the triliogy, it contains nine short levels not one was any where near as long as the snow level in Halo CE and the first level you play through when you touch down on Halo in Halo 2. The ending was so anti climatic, that game was hyped up beyond belief for its ending, the conclusion to the triliogy, what happened? The ark… Read more »

Adam Burn
Adam Burn

Campaign has always been the focus from Bungie, some like them some don't, its opinion but to say that they focus more on multilayer than the campaign is just pure short sightedness. The story is good but does require to player to know a lot of the back story, a person coming straight into Halo3 will have no idea what's going on also all the novels help build the back story and I do agree that the dialogue in Halo is a little flat Master Chief isn't meant to be a built up character, he is a vessel in which… Read more »

Darren
Darren

I think the campaigne mode is great.with or without the multiplayer the halo games are good by themselves. though the multiplayer’s great 2; Play it all the time 🙂

adiaz
adiaz

I always said and shared the opinion about that after halo combat evolved the franchise put all the efforts on the multiplayer part of the game leaving the campaing mode history as something that everybody would accept “just because” becoming the history game in a corny “telenovela” only played by less of the 10% of those that buying the sequels, sad, because it could be better. p.s.sorry for my bad english

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